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Postdodgy buyer and avatar help please!

by tiffanydurling » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:55 pm

Hello peoples!
firstly I had a very typical scam buyer email from MC Parblo today.
:evil:
send me a list of prices and available works and I'll send a cheque etc
not addressing me by name or discussing any actual SPECIFIC PAINTINGS!

very boring....

nOW Then, at the risk of repeating myself...
how oh how do you get the picture of a my painting to appear on the forum in the box under my name???

I've done this before, with help from chris but it seems to have changed and I've wasted enough of my week trying!!

Help much appreciated

:mrgreen:
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PostRe: dodgy buyer and avatar help please!

by eliseferguson » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:14 pm

Tiffany, Leyla had the avatar problem a couple of weeks ago, it's covered in this thread (one hijacked from Wendy!):

selling-your-artwork-f8/people-are-still-buying-t2106467.html

I assume this still works, I haven't dared risk trying to change my avatar for a while! Good luck.

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PostRe: dodgy buyer and avatar help please!

by tiffanydurling » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:49 pm

big thanks Elise
I'll take a peek
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PostRe: dodgy buyer and avatar help please!

by tiffanydurling » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:11 pm

Well I still can't do it!!!
Can't find anything that says user control panel, only website control panel but nothing about an avatar

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PostRe: dodgy buyer and avatar help please!

by eliseferguson » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:08 pm

Tiffany, it's the forum user control panel you need, not the website one. You need to make sure you're actually logged into the forum, then it appears near the top of the page. I've tried doing a screenshot here, see if that helps

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PostRe: dodgy buyer and avatar help please!

by tiffanydurling » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:06 pm

Elise, thanks so much for your extra effort there to clarify my megga errors.

but I still can't do it. it keeps saying invalid url no matter where I take the image from.

I give up
it's too technical
:roll:

i'll ask Chris to make it simple like uploading an image into my website.

but thank you
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PostRe: dodgy buyer and avatar help please!

by eliseferguson » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:44 pm

That's a pain, I hope Chris can sort you out. I really don't know why 99% of stuff on this site is really easy to deal with but the avatar thing seems to be so quirky! I suppose in the great scheme of things it doesn't matter but when you spend time unsuccessfully trying to work it out it's an awful nuisance.

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by tiffanydurling » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:26 pm

DONE IT!!!!

Took it from one my Saatchi paintings

:shock:

thanks for the help
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PostRe: dodgy buyer and avatar help please!

by eliseferguson » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:34 pm

:mrgreen: :D :mrgreen: :D :mrgreen:
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PostRe: dodgy buyer and avatar help please!

by davidgander » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:41 am

Mr Parblo contacted me the other day too. He's going to send me a cheque! :roll:

We'll see what happens when I get it.
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PostRe: dodgy buyer and avatar help please!

by douglasroulston » Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:23 pm

I too recieved an email from Mr Parblo and he is sending me a cheque as well.
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PostRe: dodgy buyer and avatar help please!

by eliseferguson » Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:38 pm

Just in case anyone hasn't already heard of this, better take a look (and particularly in case anyone out there really is waiting for cheques for unspecified amounts :roll: ....)

http://www.britisharts.co.uk/artistsbeware.html
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PostRe: dodgy buyer and avatar help please!

by douglasroulston » Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:18 pm

Where is the best place to report the scam?
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PostRe: dodgy buyer and avatar help please!

by tiffanydurling » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:16 pm

Douglas and David, don't send any money to the guy if he says he's sent the cheque for too much

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PostRe: dodgy buyer and avatar help please!

by eliseferguson » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:22 pm

Douglas, having not been honoured with this email myself, I was being careful not to jump to conclusions about whether it was a scam or not (particularly since we're not in the members only part of the forum here). That said, generic enquiries asking you for information clearly on your site, offering to send you generous cheques etc etc do tend to carry the hallmarks as set out on British Arts.

There isn't really any one place to report these - you could email British Arts I guess, or use the scam warning forum here. It's better really to discuss possible scams in the private section though which you can only access once you log in - otherwise the parties involved can get upset if it turns out they are genuine and google is picking up forum entries linking their name to a scam warning.

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